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Decision on suspended Struthers cop expected by next week

Published: Fri, August 1, 2014 @ 9:55 p.m.


Detective Ray Greenwood continues to be employed by the city after a Friday pre-disciplinary conference, though he remains on paid administrative leave.

Greenwood, who has been with the police department for 15 years and on leave since May 28, declined to disclose any specifics of the city-led investigation against him, which has been ongoing since earlier this year. He said just that he remains confident and hopeful he’ll soon be able to return to work.

“I miss being a police officer,” Greenwood said. “It hurts. It’s very hard. I’ve been a police officer the majority of my life.”

Mayor Terry Stocker said the investigation was prompted by allegations related to the “inappropriate conduct of a police officer,” and that the city felt it had to respond to those “concerns and issues.”

“We will make informed decisions based on the information available to us,” Stocker said.

He added that a decision regarding Greenwood’s employment could come by the first part of next week. That decision, he said, will take into account Greenwood’s answers to questions posed to him during the conference, as well as contributions to the investigation from an individual outside of the city administration.

Almost two dozen of Greenwood’s family members and friends, along with others from the community, gathered at Struthers City Hall to show their support.

Most, like Larry Wood of Struthers, said Greenwood’s being placed on leave stems from a “personal vendetta” that members of city administration have against him.

Read the complete story in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.


1redeye1(5259 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Gdog I agree with you , but right now he hasn't been fired so they can and should keep that info to themselves. If he does get fired or not then and only then should that info be given out. After all he's just like anyone else who's been accuse of something that may or not be true. Only time will tell. But he's just like the president who hides many things about himself from the public.

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2shannonb1350(2 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Okay you may all be surprised but this is Ray's sister and I myself am not surprised this has happened to him. I have not spoken to him in over 2 years because he is not what all of the supporters think he is. He is a cop who let the power of badge go to his head like 90% of the police officers do. He has been disciplined before Mr. Woods so make sure you have your information correct. I have no idea what he is even be disciplined for but I believe that he should not be allowed to carry a badge or a gun. I hope the Mayor makes the right decision we can all point the finger at political figures but we all know that doesn't get us anywhere the man was voted in by a majority so he needs to his job and I hope he makes the right decision here. I believe more Struthers officers need to be disciplined in Boardman and Canfield this is not tolerated. My brother has even sued me his own sister that tells what kind of person Ray Greenwood really is.

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3shannonb1350(2 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Why does everyone want to say a "personal vendetta" if he isn't doing his job it isn't personal. He just isn't doing his job. Then his wife claims he got to close to something in the administration really - I believe all of politics is corrupt but if we don't start somewhere then it will never get cleaned up and if that means the little guy has to be hurt then so be it. I have heard a lot of people tell me a lot of horrible things that my brother Ray has done to them he is not liked as a cop. I will tell you the people that "supported" him where family maybe 3 people were from Struthers. I think the decision should have been made on Friday.

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